Put a Stop To Standardized Testing
The Test Takers of America
Test Taking is Stress Making
Standardized tests are costly, unnecessary, and stressful to those who take them.
"As a teacher, I use small formative assessments and rely on those much more than any standardized test."
In a Administrator's Perspective
However, there's no need to sell out to corporations and force children to take a test that they would much rather not take.
In a Student's Perspective
When the packet falls onto my desk, I felt as though a stone manage to get into my stomach. All the instruction blurred into white noise my shoulders felt heavy; my heart began to quicken its pace. The time starts, every thought in my head became unclear. My mind felt numb. I could not remember any information I studied prior. Why could not remember anything? I am shaking every time I wrote a word on the page. The words on the page soon became a foreign language, I feel sick. My breath became shaky; my eyes became wet with the tears that are trying to stop themselves. Soon the air becomes like a gas, and thick. I cannot breath.
The time ended as I finished my last letter. I remember that I am just in a silent classroom, not in a pit where creatures could come and hunt me down. I rushed to the bathroom, trying to gain energy that I lost from my anxiety and worry that forced upon me. The pressure that I forget every year and had hope felt better. I left the bathroom, ready to go through that all again.
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